Events to Honor and Celebrate Black History Month in the San Francisco Area

Each February presents a unique opportunity to reflect upon and honor the legacy of Black Americans.

Here at Cypress Lawn, we take the time to celebrate Black History Month in San Francisco and the Bay Area alongside our neighbors in a variety of ways.

We’ve created this list of upcoming local events to share with your family and friends to celebrate Black History Month:

Events and Exhibitions at MOAD

The Museum of the African Diaspora (MOAD) has a variety of programming for in-person and virtual guests this month, including events featuring poets and a symposium. There are also multiple exhibitions on display featuring the work of talented African-American artists. Click here to learn more.

San Francisco Public Library Events

We couldn’t just list one event at the San Francisco Public Library, as there are just too many exciting happenings this month! From interesting writers’ panels to hands-on cooking tutorials to inspiring Black interest films, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Visit the library website for a full list of events and registration information.

The Fifth-Annual Black Joy Parade

If a free and family-friendly event is more your speed, don’t miss the fifth-annual Black Joy Parade in Downtown Oakland on Feb. 27. It’s a lively parade celebrating the past, present, and future of the Black experience. Hang around after the event to enjoy local food and arts and crafts at a street fair on 19th and Broadway. For more information, click here.

Black History Month Community Hike

What better way to honor Black History Month than coming out for a community hike? Crown Up Productions is hosting a group hike on Saturday, Feb. 19. All skill levels are welcome for this 4-hour event. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and bring plenty of water and healthy snacks along with you. Register here for the event.

We are here to serve our community and wish everyone a safe and happy Black History Month. To learn more about how we can best serve your family, don’t hesitate to contact our experienced staff anytime.